Reading Agency to release dyslexia help books

Reading Agency to release dyslexia help books

The Reading Agency has partnered with publisher Barrington Stoke to create initiatives that will encourage children with dyslexia to read.

The publisher's books are all commissioned, edited and designed to help young readers access books despite dyslexia, visual stress, or general reluctance.

A range of events and initiatives will be launched across library services, including a day of events for libraries in the north of England on 19th November, led by children's author Tom Palmer.

Another day aimed at getting librarians to work with children to break down barriers to reading will be held in the home counties during May and June 2014.

The partnership will also see the production of special packs to support dyslexic readers, which will be distributed through Chatterbooks, the Reading Agency's network of reading groups for children aged eight to 11, to coincide with Dyslexia Awareness Week in October. Special Chatterbooks packs will also be aimed at five to eight-year-olds in 2014.

Andrea Reece of the Reading Agency said: "We are absolutely delighted to welcome Barrington Stoke into Children's Reading Partners and are looking forward to developing activities specifically for dyslexic children. In fact, the Barrington Stoke list is brilliant for any reader wanting a quick fiction fix in a short read, so there are lots of opportunities for special activity with our library partners."

Jane Walker, sales and marketing director at Barrington Stoke said: "We are so looking forward to working more closely with The Reading Agency and supporting their inspiring and effective work with libraries. We have lots of exciting plans for ways to entice the hard to reach and support those who work with them."